Michael Caddell and Cynthia Chapman were lead counsel for 26 passengers who were killed and/or injured in a tragic bus accident near Brownsville, Texas. A school bus was being used to transport workers from Mexico to a clothing manufacturing plant when the bus swerved to avoid a collision. The brakes failed, the bus turned over in a drainage ditch, and the maquilladora workers drowned. The bus was in poor condition and had not been properly maintained by the company. All of the dead and injured came from one village in Mexico about 20 miles south of Brownsville. After Cynthia Chapman successfully fought efforts to have the suit dismissed on forum non conveniens grounds all the way to the Texas Supreme Court, the case settled for $30 million two weeks into trial.